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're going to do. i will be calling harry reid's office tomorrow to ask and to change the filibuster rule. we have to make the move. i agree. i understand ipoem. -- the poem. it was beautiful. >> you are on. welcome. caller: i just want to comment that i find it very revealing that secretary clinton is trying to avoid the benghazi scandal and had on new glasses but not answered one question about how many americans were killed in benghazi. host: i am so incredibly happy right now and so grateful for all that obama has laid out for his second term. we are following tweets. you are welcome to join the conversation. >> i really was and pressed by the whole inauguration. i was able to watch the first one. probably early this morning. i thought it was really professional. the politicians, i wish they would get together like that when it is time to change lolls and improve the stability of this country. i was impressed overall, especially with kelly clarkson and the beyonce. they were impressive with their music. i listened to them sparingly no when they have a couple of hits. i wish to put up more
the n.r.a. >> megyn: and harry reid was suggesting yesterday that they don't have the votes in the senate, that this legislation would have to start in senate and he doesn't have the votes. he has the majority, the democrats do and if he doesn't have the votes, chris, this legislation isn't going anywhere. how much of today's proceedings were for the benefit of those democrats who may not be on board with the president's plan right now? >> harry reid, joe manchin from west virginia, bob casey from pennsylvania. the aim for the president now is to find these n.r.a.-backed democrats and squeeze them and put the pressure on and say, are you uncomfortable when i bring little children up here to talk about schoolplace shootings? i can do it in your state or where you live and i can come and keep the pressure on you, until you agree to do some kind of a gun ban and get on board. remember this, megyn, you hit it right on the head, if the president can't get legislation out of the senate, he can't begin to apply pressure on the house. he can talk about it, but until the senate can a
for the politics of this city. it's almost as if you have harry reid and mitch mcconnell directing traffic. nobody wants to move. nobody wants to do anything. >> by the way, you brought up harry reid's name. here's a majority leader of the united states senate that has worked overtime to not produce a budget in over four years. >> correct. >> 1,163 days if my harry reid calculator is correct. the democratic senate is every bit as dysfunctional as the republican house, and it seems to me we have to figure out a way to fix this. the responsibility lies on both sides of the aisle. >> let me toss it back to you with the initial question you asked me that i cannot answer. i don't know if john can answer the question you asked. but if president barack obama, what sense does it make to invite senator ted cruz down to the white house? >> it makes all the sense in the world. maybe not ted cruz but bring tom coburn over. you bring lamar alexander over. you bring bob corker over. one on one. you bring them all together. guess what? you get tom coburn from oklahoma going to ted cruz fr
own party. harry reid voted against the 1994 assault weapons ban that has since expired. he says he doesn't believe a new ban will pass congress. meanwhile, they're claiming it's a back-door way of creating a national gun rental city. >>> a just released survey of teachers in fairfax county finds a majority believe there should not be guns? school. they support an armed police officers in schools rather than other ops like armed security guard or school staff. 27% feels school facilities are safe and security, that online surveys of 433 teachers was conducted by the fairfax county federation of teachers. >>> meanwhile, at this hour, in rich more they are debating the very issue. a controversial vote is being on right now. julie caries says it's one of several gun bills to be considered by lawmakers. itches this is an ak-47. >> democratic lawmakers brought a powerful-looking prop to underscore their support for more than a dozen school safety and gun control measures, among them a bill that would bar gun owners from carrying a loaded weapon near school property. >> this is 30 rounds.
, harry reid, who voted against a 1994 assault weapons ban says a new one can't pass congress. the west virginia democratic senator questioned the right to own assault weapons. now he says he's disappointed that the president didn't recommend the creation of the national commission on mass violence. the president of the nra wants the focus on the shooters. >> we need to find ways to get at the root causes of this kind of violence and key 20 round magazines out of the hands of the kinds of people who involve themselves in this kind of activity. they are invariably severely mentally ill. >> but the nra's resisting universal background checks. >> you can get a record of who owns firearms, the government could force them to sell them back to the government. that is basically confiscation. >> a more emotional debate, but not more agreement despite the massacre at the school. and america remains divided. a poll finds in the nra has not lost support since new town. 41% approval, 34% disapproval of the powerful gun lobby. >> still had tonight, baltimore city police department gets into the spir
weapons ban. but there's been fresh opposition to that ban from the nra. and even harry reid has said that he questions whether it could pass congress. given that, how hard will you push for an assault weapons ban? and if one cannot pass congress, what other measures would need to be included in a broad package in order to curb gun violence successfully? >> well, as i said, the vice president and a number of members of my cabinet went through a very thorough process over the last month, meeting with a lot of stakeholders in this including the nra, listened to proposals from all quarters, and they've presented me now with a list of sensible, common-sense steps that can be taken to make sure that the kinds of violence we saw at newtown doesn't happen again. i'm going to be meeting with the vice president today. i expect to have a fuller presentation later in the week to give people some specifics about what i think we need to do. my starting point is not to worry about the politics, my starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works, what should we be doing to make sure that
. harry reid said yesterday in the "wall street journal," i don't know if this can pass. in the house, it is republican controlled, it is unlikely. you already see the white house kind of shifting their focus away from things like assault weapons bans and policies that strengthen background, maybe some of the policies that there is more bipartisan agreement on because it is going to be tough if you don't know where to start, how do you move it forward? >> bill: i think what they recognize is they cannot count unbelievably so, again after what we've been through in terms of these mass killings in aurora colorado, and newtown connecticut and other places i think you reported yesterday there have been 900 people killed by gunfire? >> it is 33 are killed a day by gunfire. so in the 30 days since aurora, it is 900 if not more who have died since newtown. >> bill: but despite all of that the prospect -- it looks like the congress will still not be willing to act so the focus is shifting to the states where governors are willing to step forward and legislatures, even a republican-controlled
deputy sergeant at arms, house deputy sergeant at arms, senate majority leader harry reid, and house democratic leader, nancy pelosi. [applause] ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, brought h. obama -- barack h. obama, the house sergeant at arms, chairman of the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, senator charles schumer, center lamar alexander, the speaker of the house, john boehner. senate majority leader harry reid. eric cantor, and house democratic leader nancy pelosi. [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ >> please be seated. ladies and gentleman, the chairman of the joint congressional committee for inaugural ceremonies, the honorable charles e. schumer regret mr. president, mr. vice president, members of congress, all who are present, and to all who are watching. welcome to the capital and to this celebration of our great democracy. this is the pick seventh inauguration of an american president. no matter how many times one witnesses this event, its simplicity, it's in 8 majesty, and most of all its meaning, that sacred yet cautious i
b. johnson for six years presiding over this body saw one filibuster. and harry reid in his six years presiding over this senate has seen 391 filibusters. and let me convey that even when you have the votes to end a filibuster, the fact that it is launched creates enormous paralysis. imagine you're debating a bill and you continue debating through the end of the week and you come in the following monday and you debate and nobody has anything to say and so somebody says, "i ask unanimous consent that we have a final vote on this bill." now, you see, we don't have a previous question, motion on this floor, so one has to ask for unanimous consent. any of a hundred senators can weigh in and say "no." and when they they weigh in and say "no" on that monday, on tuesday, a petition is put forward with 16 senators saying, let's have a vote on closing debate. and that vote can't happen until thursday, under the rules. and if it's successful on a thursday, you have to have 30 hours more of debate before you can hold the final vote. that takes you into saturday. so monday through saturday
john boehner, harry reid, house majority leader eric cantor and house democratic leader nancy pelosi. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> everyone is listening to the marine band, the president's own. we have been blessed, we should point out, with today's weather. we're losing the sun a little bit. there's a light cloud cover that just now chose to move in over capitol hill and continuation of that may bring us some snow showers. but it's a bright day and it's so much warmer than last year. last year, we woke up, it was 19 degrees. and by the time the president was taking the oath, i believe it goes to a balmy 28, winds at 13 gusting to 23 if memory serves. and today it's just much more comfortable. and you think to think for all the folks on foot moving around this city, some of whom have traveled great distances to be here. it's just much more comfortable. and someone pointed out a few flurries in the air would make a beautiful television picture later today, mike i can't tellal beschloss. >> maybe we can arrange that. as long as we're talking about weather, ronald reagan had the distinction of t
in the weeks ahead. >> harry reid said it was doomed an assault weapons ban. >> it's tough. >> they need to stop talking about a global fix to the problem and talk about the gun issue in a different way and say we are now starting a conversation and starting moving
it is the leaders who control the floor action and i think on the democratic side, the fact that harry reid in the senate is sounding pretty tepid about these right now and letting his lieutenants chuck schumer from new york and feinstein take the lead on this does not bode well for this legislation in the senate. >> bill: the one measure that most people believe is the most important and may be the most politically possible, i guess is the universal background check. the assault weapons ban is important. the high-capacity magazines important. but it's hard to argue that if you have a criminal background check required at a gun dealer, you would not do the same at a gun show. maybe that's the one thing that can get through. >> right now that does seem like it's the provision that has the most support on the hill. that as well as a lot of these mental health traditions that the president has put forth. you might see a little bit more agreement in those areas but i think what we saw yesterday from the republican side was definitely digging in when it came to the assault weapons and other part
harry reid is in a state, for example, where it's going to be difficult -- he would have a battle on his hands with respect to some of the legislation. i think there's a growing push to get it done. it's going to be critical to counter balance what the nra is doing at the grassroots level on the other side or the nra is going to win it again. >> the partial banner talking about in maryland, we lifted -- the ban ran out on rifles and assault weapons in 2006, and we are proposing basically to expand it back to the future, back to where we were before not only on the state level but the federal level. these laws have been in effect before. >> we ran into the same thing at the state level. the challenge politically then was we had state senators and delegates that felt pressure from gun rights advocates to not having the gun ban extended, and we have to take a lesson from that and we need to make it work at the state and federal level. >>> we will take a break and continue our discussion on "viewpoint" right after this. >>> welcome back to "viewpoint." we are talking with the states attorney
that says it. it's harry reid who says it's unlikely it could pass the house. harry reid says it's unlikely it could pass the senate. >> gretchen: that doesn't mean that he wouldn't agree with it, though. it's just because the -- >> steve: voted against it in the past. >> gretchen: with rips, i do think -- i do think it's bad to leave congress out of the equation. the good thing is it appears that joe biden did solicit people from both sides of the aisle on this debate to come and have this discussion with him. i think one of the most important things that many americans agree with is that this should be a comprehensive approach. you may not agree with every tenet of what the president will talk about today or any of them, but at least it was a comprehensive approach and to hear that the nra is at least happy with some of the things involved and maybe other people who feel differently than the nra are happy with some of the things, i don't think you'll ever have a plan where every single person is going to be happy with it. so let's see what it is first before we judge it completely. in the
: that's not the harry reid i know. >> alisyn: let's get to other stories in the headlines, late last noos night, two drones strikes, at least three of the bodies were burned beyond recognition. the death toll could rise in the hostage crisis at a gas plant in algeria. many were killed including one american. two americans are still missing and the crisis ended yesterday when the algerian army attacked the plant killing two militants. president obama said this is attack is another reminder of the threat posed by al-qaeda and other violent extremist groups in north africa. and the president says he'll work closely with algeria to make sure this does not happen again. brand new details in the prostitution scandal at the zumba dance studio. a 57-year-old married man accused of bank rolling the oranges a organization and speaks out denies knowing about the so-called brothel run by alexis wright, but admits to co-signing a loan. >> never became romantic. we did have intimate moments, but it's not what i would consider romantic. >> and i'm confused about the difference. >> want to explain.
the nra and even harry reid questions whether it can pass congress. how hard would you push for assault weapons ban, and if one cannot pass congress, what other measures would need to be included in a broad package in order to probe of gun violence successfully. >> the vice-president and a number of members of my cabinet went through a very thorough process over the past month, meeting with a lot of stakeholders, including the nra. listened to proposals from all quarters, and they have presented me now with a list of sensible, common-sense steps that can be taken to make sure the violence we saw a new town does not happen again. i will meet with the vice- president today. i expect to have a fuller presentation later in the week to give people some specifics about what i think we need to do. my starting point is not to worry about the politics. my starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works. what should we be doing to make sure that our children are safe, that we are reducing the incidence of gun violence? i think we can do that in a sensible way that comports with the sec
, and lyndon b. johnson in six years as majority leader faced one, and harry reid has faced 361 in the same six-year period. and even if you have the 60 votes to end one, they take up the power of the senate. >> stephanie: you know what is interesting. they just did this study -- this is no surprise to you, but the 112th congress was the most polarized ever. the distance between the two due to record levels between the 111th and 112th even different than the before when they used to take out pistols and shoot each over. >> yes. >> stephanie: i look at poll after poll -- i mean 90% of the american people want background checks for gun -- and you think -- and yet you hear over and over we're probably not going to be able to get any of this gun stuff done. but this is part of the reason right? >> it is part of the reason. why are we talking about reducing food stamps and hunger programs at a time when we can't even close a loophole for a oil company. well, it's a filibuster. dream act, why couldn't we do it? filibuster. and we had 59 votes to close debate, and we needed 6
republicans by us passing bills that harry reid said would pass the senate. preconference bills that were dropped at our laps at the end of the crisis right when we were getting ready to shut down the government or hit our default position. i think this is good from the standpoint that we're going to force the senate to debate on the floor of the senate a lot of them only see the floor when they go to vote, i want to see them debate, standing before the american people and talking about their liberal policies and their spending priorities. i believe america needs to see that. i think if we have hope as conservatives to take back the united states senate, we have got to expose those guys and fwals for what they are. >> and i hope that is really the case. but again, this bill has to be -- go to the senate and be signed by the president. so the senate has to agree we're going to put them online. the question in conference was asked one of our leaders, what happens if the senate strips that out and sends back a clean, three-month encrease. one of our leaders said, i'd vote for that it remains
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